District Offices District


Welcome to the District Offices of Poplarville School District.
Our address is 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470.
You can reach us at (voice) (601) 795-8477 or (fax) (601) 795-0712.

Superintendent of Schools:  Carl Merritt

Federal Programs Director and Director of Curriculum:  Konya Miller
Special Services Director:  Shannon Anderson
Technology Coordinator and Student Data:  Stephen Seal
Director of Finance: Samantha Sandifer

Transportation Director:  Ed Sternod
Maintenance Director:  Gene Stevens
Food Services Director:  Gwen Seal


School Board Members:
Samuel Gentry, Lisa Graves, Violine Jordan, Shirline Magee, Tommy Strahan




Staff Visits Jackson

Poplarville Group discussing education with governor.
Carl Merritt, Superintendent of Schools, Shannon Anderson, Director of Special Services, and Ryan Merritt, PUE teacher visited Jackson on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 to discuss improvements to education with Governor Phil Bryant, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, and State Representative John Corley. 
The group discussed possible changes for improving learning and efficiency for students in Pearl River County. 
Poplarville Group Meeting with State Officials

Mr. Ed Retires

Mr Ed retires and is surrounded by drivers
Ed (Mr. Ed) Sternod retired as Transpiration Director at the end of January. All his bus drivers gathered to wish him well on his last day. Drivers, administrators, and students wish Mr. Ed a peaceful and healthy retirement. 

PUE Students Get Involved

Ms. Angela Bonner, a Special Education Teacher at Poplarville Upper Elementary, along with students at PUE worked to assist students who were victims from the most recent tornado in the Pine Belt area.  Mr. Willam Payne, Principal at PUE, Dr. Shannon Smith, a member of the administrative team at N.R.Burger Middle School and Ms. Bonner, worked together to develop a list of immediate needs. The students at PUE responded by collecting and donating supplies to the school.  The students collected several boxes of supplies that ranged from pencils and paper to back backs and personal items.
"We know it’s not much," said Ms. Bonner, "but we hope the students learned the value of giving and how to be good citizens."

SPED Position Available

Applications are now being accepted in the Office of the Superintendent, Poplarville School District, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS  39470, for the position of:
Special Education Teacher
Applicant must currently hold or be eligible to hold a Class A Mississippi Teaching Certificate endorsement in any of the following:  205 and 210; 206; 220; 221; 223; or 224.
Deadline for returning applications is February 1, 2017 .  For further information contact Shannon Anderson at 601-795-6153.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

90% Graduation Rate!!!!

Congratulations to ALL the schools, students, staff, and faculty!  Poplarville School District had the highest graduation rate in the south state with a graduation rate of 90%!  Great job everyone. 

PHS Cheerleader Tryout Clinic

Poplarville High School Cheerleader Tryout clinic is scheduled for Thursday, March 2 - Friday, March 3 in the PHS Gym. Tryouts will be Saturday, March 4.  Tryout packets will be available February 7 from Mrs. Keri Smith or the MSP office.  All paperwork must be returned by noon on Tuesday, February 21...no exceptions!!!  Please contact Keri Smith at PHS for more information.





Transition Fair February 2, 2017

As parents of students with special needs, you understand the importance and necessity of developing plans for caring for your children on a daily basis. Developing these plans for your child’s current needs, as well as any needs they might have in the future can be overwhelming. Many of the services that will be available to your child as an adult have very lengthy waiting lists that may take several years before openings are available. Come find out about services and opportunities that will be available for your child after they exit high school.
When: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Where: Pearl River Central High School Cafeteria (7407 Hwy 11, Carriere, MS  39426)

Mississippi Believe It!



After promoting the virtues and culture of Mississippi for the past 11 years, The Cirlot Agency relaunched the Mississippi, Believe It! campaign by introducing four new public service ads, as well as updating the entire campaign with relevant content about the people, places and spirit of Mississippi. Additionally, the ads have been developed into lesson plans for 4th grade students, which cover areas of music, economics, geography, government, biology, history, and English.


Using inspiration from the ad campaign, the fourth grade team at Poplarville Upper Elementary created the “Mississippi, Believe It!”play. This year will be the ninth year a version of the play will be presented. Each class will present a skit featuring a different poster in the ad campaign.


The fourth grade students invite you to join them and their families at the Poplarville Upper Elementary Gym on Thursday, December 15th, at 6:00 p.m. as they present “Mississippi, Believe It!”






PUE Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Missy Barham, PUE's Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Barham was selected by her colleagues for this award.  
Ms. Barham is a graduate of USM with a degree in Elementary Education.  She started teaching at PUE in 2012 and taught 4th grade for 2 years and then moved to 3rd grade, where she has been for the past 3 years.  For the past two years, she has served as grade chair on the PUE Leadership Team.  
Some of Ms. Barham's thoughts on teaching are summed up in the following statement.
 " I believe teaching is a calling.  Each teacher has his or her own preference, gifts, and talents.  I prefer teaching the sweet ages of 7-10.  My passion is for all students to feel successful and that they enjoy coming to school!  I want to be able to learn something new every day just as I want my students to.  I think greeting each one of them at the door sets the tone for the day!  They seem to like it as well.  Knowing that I can make a difference in these young children's lives makes me love teaching even more!"
Congratulations Missy Barham!

PHS Math Teacher Position

The Poplarville Special Municipal Separate School District, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470, is now taking applications for the position of  high school math teacher.

Applications will be received at the central office. Applications may be downloaded at www.poplarvilleschools.org.

Applicants with questions should contact Mr. Jon Will, Principal, at 601-795-8424.

The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of Sex, Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Age, or Handicap.


5th Grade Play Thursday Night

The 5th grade class will present "Rock and Roll Forever" Thursday night at 6:00 in the PUE gym.  We hope to see you there!